Author Archives: calneeagle

About calneeagle

Volunteer at Doorway. Health care professional. Degree in sociology and politics.

“I’m Only Doing This For One Night”

On Saturday 23rd January, Doorway SleepOut 2016 took place in St Andrew’s Churchyard, Chippenham, 2 years after the previous one, and the 6th such event. The event was very successful, with around £10,000 being raised for Doorway funds. 34 people, … Continue reading

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Doorway Sponsored SleepOut 2014

On the night of Saturday January 25th, Doorway once again held a sponsored SleepOut, in the churchyard of St Andrew’s Church, Chippenham, venue for the previous SleepOut in 2012. I talked in the blogpiece about that SleepOut about the debate … Continue reading

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Pink – Keep the Party Going (Doorway Football Update 2012-13)

(and 2011-12, actually…..) The story so far…… In 2009, Doorway ran a pilot football project for guests, using outdoor facilities on the edge of Chippenham. The sessions were very popular with those who came, but the numbers dwindled when winter … Continue reading

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Rough sleeper on the strand

We were down in Cornwall last month, and in a bookshop in St Ives, my wife came across a book in the ‘local author’ section, exclaiming “you’re always going on about writing something to compare and contrast Orwell’s book with … Continue reading

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World Homeless Day 2013 – Doorway guests share their thoughts

10th October 2013 – World Homeless Day. World Homeless Day has been marked on 10th October each year since 2010 (the same date is also used for World Mental Health Day). The concept was that “On the 10th of October … Continue reading

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Deserving Of Charity Food? – Don’t Bank On It! Elizabethan Poor Law Again?

A furore arose last week in Hounslow, West London, with a story breaking over the fact that a food bank run by local tenants and other residents, in partnership with Hounslow Council, would not be issuing food to those “in … Continue reading

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Doorway and Me, by volunteer Derek

A piece written by Derek, a Doorway volunteer, for reading out at the Doorway AGM on Wednesday November 21st 2012, in St Andrew’s Church in Chippenham. Derek could not be at the meeting, so this was read out verbatim by … Continue reading

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